October, the spooky season. The time to enjoy all kinds of media that represent death, the macabre, and the supernatural. But what could be spookier than international espionage? Who needs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddie Krueger when you can have James Bond; multiple different versions of him at that. If you’ve been wondering where to watch every James Bond film, you’re in luck. Every mainline James Bond film is coming to Amazon Prime soon!
There have been a total of 27 James Bond films made with 25 of them being official EON productions. The two outliers are the 1967 comedy, “Casino Royale” loosely based on the novel and 1983’s “Never Say Never Again.” The other 25 films are the ones most people would identify with 007, ranging from 1962’s “Dr. No” to 2021’s “No Time to Die.” So if you ever wanted to compare the performances of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, you’ll have your chance to do so with relative ease.
Back in 2021, Amazon purchased MGM and their film assets. Included among them is the complete James Bond catalog. However, due to existing licensing arrangements with other companies and their respective platforms, not all of the films are currently available for streaming on Amazon. The planets and stars will align though on October 5th, where all the films will become available to stream on the Prime service. There is a caveat though in that this isn’t a permanent deal; the availability is only for a limited time. How long is that time? Amazon currently isn’t saying.
Part of the reason for all this is linked to the 60th anniversary of James Bond films, given that the previously mentioned “Dr. No” hit screens in 1962. In addition to the films being made available, Prime will also be debuting two music based features regarding 007. One of them is a recorded broadcast of “The Sound of 007: Live From the Royal Albert Hall.” The other is a chronical of the musical evolution within Bond films, “The Sound of 007.” We’d love to see if it’s going to focus more on the film scores or the film’s respective theme songs; the latter of which would arguably be more interesting.
So if you get the chance to take a break from all the creepiness and spookiness inherent in the month of October, you have the luxury of knowing that James Bond is there for you. For a limited time anyway, before he’s only kind of there for you depending on what streaming platform you use.